I have broken both my old USA vises in the past month. The ones I had were as old as I am and I was very disappointed but I will say I abuse vises really bad. I was on the hunt for a new one and almost purchased a Wilton bullet vise. Then I happened on a forged steel vise made by Yost. I ordered the largest one they make. I was just about giddy when I found a forged steel vise. For all you guys looking for a good vise at a price that won't bank rupt you you need to check these out. I should have my 7" by the end of the week.https://www.amazon.com/Yost-FSV-5-He...ds=yost+forged
Now just an FYI these are made in Tiwain not the USA like many of their vises but they are also about half the cost . If you go to the Yost site you can get more specs. I expect I will be handing this down to my kids. If you zoom in on the vise picture on amazon you can see the welds where it is welded together.http://www.yostvises.com/products/be...ench-vise.html
I will see if it is as good as the reviews and if it is I think I will order 5" for my service truck.